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Faculty Profiles

Meet Our Chefs & Instructors

Our talented and experienced instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and are key ingredients in ICE’s recipe for exceptional culinary and hospitality education.

Some have worked in America’s noteworthy restaurants. Others have won awards, opened and operated their own hospitality or food businesses, or held management positions with some of the nation’s leading culinary employers. ICE’s faculty members are frequently quoted by national media on a broad and impressive range of culinary & cooking topics.

All ICE faculty members bring an incredible range of skills and experience into the classroom. They are invited to teach in the areas for which they have subject matter expertise. Many of them have extensive networks of industry contacts. Beyond their credentials, our culinary, pastry, plant-based, wine and management instructors are dedicated to their students and committed to teaching the next generation.

Click through the faculty profiles below to learn more about our instructors.

Katie Chamberlain is the Dean of Hospitality

Katie Chamberlain

Director of Online Education
Dean of Hospitality Management
ICE New York's Lead Chef-Instructor of Pastry & Baking Arts, Chef Richard Kennedy

Richard Kennedy

Lead Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Brian Konopka

Brian Konopka

Director of Strategic Operations
Dean of Restaurant & Culinary Management
Chef Scott Larson

Scott Larson

Lead Chef-Instructor, Plant-Based Culinary Arts
Mishel LeDoux Headshot

Mishel LeDoux

Director of Restaurant & Hospitality Management
Bridget Vickers Headshot

Bridget Vickers

Assistant Dean of Students
Chef-Instructor
Chef-Instructor Shawn Matijevich Headshot

Shawn Matijevich

Lead Chef-Instructor, Online Culinary Arts & Food Operations
Elliott Prag is the Dean of Students

Elliott Prag

Dean of Students & Director of Career Services
Chef Missy Smith-Chapman Headshot

Missy Smith-Chapman

Lead Chef-Instructor, Plant-Based Culinary Arts
Lead Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Rick Camac

Rick Camac

Executive Director of Industry Relations
Sim Cass is the Dean of the Professional Bread Baking Program at the 51 in New York City.

Sim Cass

Dean, Techniques of Artisan Bread Baking
jurgen-david

Jürgen David

Director of Pastry Research and Development
Scott Carney, Dean of Wine Studies

Scott Carney, MS

Dean, Wine Studies, New York Campus
Richard Vayda is the Director of Wine Studies and a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the 51.

Richard Vayda

Director of Wine & Beverage Studies
ICE Restaurant and Culinary Management Instructor Stephen Zagor

Steve Zagor

Lead Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Chef Natsume Aoi

Natsume Aoi

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Chef Kierin Baldwin

Kierin Baldwin

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Andrew Catalano is an instructor at The 51

Andrew Catalano

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
kathryn-gordon

Kathryn Gordon

Co-Chair, CAPS program
Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Susan Greeley

Susan Greeley, MS, RDN

Chef-Instructor, Plant-Based Culinary Arts
mike-handal

Michael Handal

Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts
Manager, Scheduling and Library Services
Chef Jason Hawk

Jason Hawk

Chef-Instructor, Plant-Based Culinary Arts
Kyungmoon Kim

Kyungmoon Kim, MS

Guest Lecturer, Intensive Sommelier Training
Richard LaMarita is a chef at the 51.

Richard LaMarita

Chef-Instructor, Plant-Based Culinary Arts
Alex Orman is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at The 51 in New York City.

Alex Orman

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
sandra-palmer

Sandra Palmer

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Fabio Pari-di-Monriva

Fabio Pari-di-Monriva

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Chayanin Pornsriniyom Headshot

Chayanin Pornsriniyom

Chef-Instructor, Plant-Based Culinary Arts
joshua-resnick

Joshua Resnick

Lead Chef and Operations Manager
Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts
Olivia Roszkowski teaches Plant-Based Culinary Arts.

Olivia Roszkowski

Chef-Instructor, Plant-Based Culinary Arts
Chef Roger Sitrin

Roger Sitrin

Lead Chef, Recreational Instructor
Alan Someck is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the 51.

Alan Someck

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Chef Penny

Penny Stankiewicz

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Brett Traussi

Brett Traussi

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
mia van de water

Mia Van de Water, MS

Guest Instructor, Intensive Sommelier Training
Chef Ravindra Verma

Ravindra Verma

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Bob Warman

Robert Warman

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
jay-weinstein

Jay Weinstein

Chef-Instructor, Plant-Based Culinary Arts
vicki-wells

Vicki Wells

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
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